I love these boots! The leather is soft & supple, much higher quality than the other Miz Mooz boots I own. The size 9 fits as a 9 should, not to big or small. I am quite tall already and have never really gotten used to wearing heels, so this wedge provides the perfect amount of stability and height - enough height to look elegant but not to make me feel awkward. The calf circumference is listed at 12". That is a huge reason why I tried this boot as my calfs measure at 12.25" and it's hard to find a boot that looks good on them. That being said, the boot circumference isn't a true 12", my tape measure reads 14" but they are close enough to still look good, especially if I have a sock up around the top edge, but still okay only with a tight. Overall, the style is awesome, being both polished and funky at the same time. Thanks for making great shoes Miz Mooz!!